Teaching Tips

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Using music and songs

Music can play a really important part in the language classroom. It can change the atmosphere in the room within seconds.

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Establishing the ground rules

Good classroom management skills are essential to the smooth and efficient running of any classroom.

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Using video 2

Video is a great resource to use in class and there are an endless number of ways to exploit it to create motivating, memorable classes with a high level of language production.

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Motivating the students

Keeping your students motivated to learn is one of the biggest challenges any teacher faces.

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The First Class

Before going into your first class with a new group you may feel a little nervous. It can be quite daunting to stand up in front of people if you are not used to doing so.

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Activities on the theme of summer 2

Here's a second group of tasks to get your students in the mood for summer. Some of these tasks are more suited to intermediate learners and up.

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Using songs

Songs can be a very interesting and motivating source of real life material for your students and one that particularly reaches into 'their' world.

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Reluctant talkers 1

Being faced with a class which won't speak can be very disappointing after all your planning. When there are rows of blank faces or questions that nobody will answer it can demotivating.

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Using film and video clips

Film and video are very effective ways of both motivating our students and helping them to understand language, but they do need to be used with care and an understanding of some of the dangers and potential involved.

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Using Graded Readers

Graded readers or ‘readers' are books that have had the language level simplified to help second language learners read them.

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Using music and songs

Music can play a really important part in the language classroom. It can change the atmosphere in the room within seconds.

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Using plays in the language class

Using plays or drama in the language classroom can be both enormously rewarding and enjoyable for teachers as well as students.

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Using poems, quotations and proverbs

Learning a language does not just mean saying something new. It helps to also practise saying words and sounds.

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Using poetry

The reasons for using poetry are similar to those for using songs and many activities that you do with songs can be adapted to poetry.

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Using songs

Songs can be a very interesting and motivating source of real life material for your students and one that particularly reaches into 'their' world.

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Using video 2

Video is a great resource to use in class and there are an endless number of ways to exploit it to create motivating, memorable classes with a high level of language production.

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